Our Eye Doctors Specialize in Eye Care for Kids
Just as children have their own unique view of the world, their eyes are also not the same as adults. That’s why our optometrists serve Round Rock, Cedar Park, and all Austin neighborhoods with customized eye care for kids. From babies to young children to teens, we perform annual eye exams for kids, which inspect thoroughly for a range of pediatric vision conditions.
Routine vision testing in schools does not detect many visual disorders and problems, and only an experienced, qualified eye doctor can spot the signs. When undiagnosed or untreated, these vision conditions can affect your child’s performance in the classroom, on the sports field, and in the playground. Why take chances with your kid’s vision? Call McCormick Vision Source to reserve a pediatric eye exam today.
What happens in an annual eye exam for kids?
Our friendly eye doctor will evaluate your child’s visual skills, test refraction for farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism, and may administer a dilated eye exam to inspect the retina and optic nerve. We will inspect carefully for the symptoms of childhood ocular conditions, such as amblyopia, strabismus (misaligned eyes), and trouble with accommodation (focusing). Pediatric eye exams are quick and painless, and we aim to create a positive eye care experience for every child – so they look forward to returning!
Don’t wait until your child complains about her vision before booking an appointment in our Austin eye care center. Even if kids suffer from blurred sight, it is typical for them to say nothing about it. Frequently, they aren’t even aware that the world should appear clearer.
What if my child needs vision treatment?
If your child requires vision correction, our opticians will review the best eyewear options with you and your kid. We understand that in addition to sharp vision, your child’s eyeglasses must match his style and make the right fashion statement. Kids can have strong opinions about their eyewear, and if the frames don’t have the proper look – then they won’t wear them. We feature a wide selection of designs and colors in our Austin optical collection, and we’re sure that there’s a pair of fabulous frames for every kid.
If we diagnose a condition that needs vision therapy, our eye doctor will recommend the best personalized treatment plan.
Computer Vision Syndrome and Children
If your children are like most kids nowadays, they probably spend hours per day viewing a digital screen. Starting from a young age, children are comfortable with computers, tablets, cellphones, iPads, and almost every high-tech device out there. Yet, there is a downside to this digital obsession. Looking at a screen (of any size) for extended periods every day can lead to digital eyestrain and computer vision syndrome (CVS). Our optometrists provide pediatric eye care for a rising number of young patients who visit with the irritating symptoms of CVS.
Signs of this contemporary condition include:
- Eye redness and irritation
- Blurry vision
- Dry eyes, due to reduced blinking
- Neck, shoulder and back pain
If your child presents any of the above symptoms, we recommend that you seek pediatric eye care as soon as possible to avoid any lasting vision damage.
Blue Light and Children
Digital gadgets emit hazardous blue light rays, and blue light and children is not a winning combination. While moderate exposure to blue light isn’t a problem, overexposure can lead to variety of health and eye problems. In addition to causing eyestrain, blue light can also disrupt kids’ circadian rhythms – thereby causing insomnia. In turn, sleep deprivation can lead to additional health complications, such as depression and anxiety. Lack of sleep also weakens the immune system and contributes to learning problems. In sum, it’s smart to encourage kids to shut down their gadgets before bedtime in order to limit the unhealthy effects of blue light on children.
Specialty computer glasses are another way to block blue light from reaching children’s eyes. The lenses filter out blue light and may therefore help prevent some of the irritations of computer vision syndrome, such as dry eyes, redness, and eye fatigue. Computer glasses may also help your kid fall asleep easier each night!
To learn more about pediatric eye exams and our eye care services for children, contact McCormick Vision Source to schedule an appointment. Our eye doctors stay up-to-date with the latest advances in eye care for all ages, so your entire family will receive state-of-the-art treatment.
McCormick Vision Source – Quality Pediatric Eye Care In Austin
Our optometrists are trained in the most up to date advancements in eye care. Our optometrists will evaluate your child’s eyes, including checking visual acuity (near and far vision), eye teaming, peripheral eyesight, eye mobility, and eye-hand coordination. If you have any specific questions about your child’s eyesight, we encourage you to share them with us. We’ll gladly take the time to address your concerns.